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Iowa State Statesmen
That Which We Are

Song NameComposer
O Magnum MysteriumJakob Handl
Confirma hoc, DeusJakob Handl
Zion Hears the Watchmen SingingDietich Buxtehude
The Lord is My ShepherdThomas Matthews
Heaven SomewhereStephen Hatfield
The PastureZ. Randall Stroope
Vinum BonumDavid Conte
The Quest UnendingJoseph Martin
Ra-ta-planGaetano Donizetti
Loch Lomond
El Yivneh Hagalil
Dies IraeZ. Randall Stroope
Crossing the BarGwenyth Walker
Noel
Ol' Man River
Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit
Johnny Schmoker (live)
Cindy
ISU School SongsTraditional

Directed by Dr. James Rodde

We have just listened to a great 3-part series by Dr. Rodde's talented mixed-voice ensemble, the Iowa State Singers, and now we are treated to the Iowa Statesmen, Iowa State's popular men's over 100-voice choir. The two groups share a love of a cappella classical Christian music, such as Jakob Handl's "O Magnum Mysterium" and "Confirma hoc, Deus;" and spirituals such as Stephen Hatfield's joyous "Heaven Somewhere," and the Moses Hogan-arranged "Ev'ry Time I Feel The Spirit." The Statesmen also love folk music, such as "Loch Lomond," Gwenyth Walker's piano-accompanied "Crossing the Bar," the silly, live "Johnny Schmoker," "Cindy," the powerful, rhythmic African song "Noel," and the Russell Robinson-arranged "Ol' Man River." Finally, to remind us that the Statesmen are a collegiate group, there is a rousing collection of ISU School Songs. Dr. Rodde's groups share a rich, spirited sound, soaring leads, and top-drawer song selection, arrangements and direction. It adds up to a beautiful, entertaining collection!

Item code: 9034C | 1 CD | $15.95 add item to cart
Choral | Male | United States


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